Upon successful completion of the second part of the course, students are awarded the French Master in Architecture degree
The course will give students a good grounding in:
• critical thinking relative to the challenges specific to architecture.
• the skills required to design an architectural project by honing concepts, methods and expertise.
• a critical understanding of construction processes in diverse contexts and on various scales in accordance with different practices, techniques and timescales.
Master students will develop their autonomy and their personal interests, adapting the learning input to their interests, personality and career choice.
Students can choose from 4 areas:
• Architectural design and approaches to complexity.
• History, theories and projects.
• Materiality, culture and constructive thought,
• Changing environments and urban contexts.
and various modules: programming, planning and architectural history of Lille, sustainable development, fluids in architecture, anthropology, phenomenological experience, old buildings, projects and heritage, design tools, post-modern utopias...
Students also have the possibility to follow some of the modules in English (workshop, seminars, courses...).
Postgraduate students need to do a 6th year for authorisation to practice in France: to set up in their own name as a fully-fledged architect (HMONP), graduates first need to complete a 6 to 12-month sandwich programme that combines courses at the ENSAPL with hands-on vocational experience.